Leadership Team

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Nirmal K. Minda - Chairman & Managing Director

    An industrialist with rich business experience of more than three decades in the Auto Components Sector, he has been instrumental in forging new alliances and joint venture partnership with globally renowned names. He leads the USD 1.11 bn UNO MINDA Group currently with various other laurels to his name. He has been conferred with ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award in Manufacturing Category in 2019. The Group grew manifold under his dynamic leadership, established footprints globally and received numerous awards and recognitions. He has held many offices in bodies like CII as Vice Chairman, Haryana State Council & Special Invitee, Northern Regional Council.
    He also served as the Chairman of ACMA, Northern Region for three consecutive years, followed by Vice President for 2016-17 President of ACMA for the year 2017-18.

  • Mr Ravi Mehra - Deputy Managing Director

    Mr. Ravi Mehra is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. With 31 years in the industry, Mr. Mehra has a rich management experience and has handled roles in strategy, finance, marketing, manufacturing, materials, HR, and product/technology development. Mr. Mehra’s association with UNO MINDA dates back to 1995, when he joined the Group as General Manager (Finance). He has held various leadership positions in UNO MINDA Group. Under his leadership, the Group’s 2W/3W switch business has expanded globally, catering to ASEAN countries, Europe, and Japan, besides being No. 1 in India.

  • Mr. Anand Kumar Minda - Non – Executive Director

    Mr. Anand Kumar Minda is the Non-Executive Director of our Company. He has over 35 years of hands-on experience in financial control, reviews, manufacturing, and project management. He has been appointed as member of the Board since 2011. Mr. Anand Kumar Minda plays a pivotal role in new projects and strategy formulation. He is also the member of Audit Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee, and CSR Committee of the Company.

  • Mr. K K Jalan - Independent Director

    Mr. K K Jalan is a Post Graduate in Social Science(Development Administration) with distinction from University of Birmingham, UK. He has a service experience of over 40 years which includes secretary to the Government of India (Jan 2016 – Jun 2017) for the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME). A seasoned officer with a solid reputation of good governance, Mr. Jalan has spearheaded significant changes at Employee Provident Fund Organization as Central provident Fund Officer. He is a recipient of various awards and accolades for outstanding work during his career stints at various organizations which include the National E – Governance award – Gold Category for implementation of UAN in EPFO, Director Special Award for outstanding contributions during stay at IIPA & Bhim Award for promotion of sports in Haryana etc.

  • Mrs. Rashmi Urdhwareshe - Independent Director

    Mrs. Rashmi Urdhwareshe retired as Director ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India, Pune) in June 2020. Having started her career as Trainee Engineer, Mrs. Urdhwareshe rose through the ranks to take the coveted position as Director of ARAI in year 2014. ARAI is the prestigious autonomous R&D and Homologation Institute located in Pune. During her illustrious tenure as Director, ARAI scaled new heights in technology, business excellence and R&D. Under her leadership Center of Excellence in E-Mobility, Homologation and Technology Centre and several key facilities were created to provide dedicated services to the automotive and other engineering sectors at national and international level.

    Mrs. Urdhwareshe has a distinguished academic and professional career. She holds master’s degree in E&TC and several other professional qualifications such as Diploma in Corporate Directorship (from WCCG), Six Sigma Black Belt (from ASQ), etc. Her 40+ years of industrial experience and expertise includes wide range of subjects in automotive domain (like vehicular safety, Air quality and exhaust measurements, Standards/ Regulations, R&D and technology, E mobility, Alternate fuels and green technologies, Quality Systems and Business Excellence, etc.)

    Mrs. Urdhwareshe has served as the Chair / Vice Chair of various national/ international bodies and contributed greatly to developing automotive safety, emission and fuel efficiency standards under CMVR. She has also been an integral part of Indian delegations and led the technical deliberations from Indian side at UN-ECE WP.29 at Geneva in for about 15 years (1996 to 2020).

    • • Chair- Transport Engineering Division Council (TEDC), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi (Year 2015-20).
    • • Chair- AISC (Automotive Industry Standards Committee), which formulates Safety Standards in India during her tenure as Director-ARAI (Year 2014 to 2020)
    • • Vice Chair of Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) at the Global Forum under UN-ECE at Geneva during period 2014-2017.

      She is the immediate Past President of SAE India (Society of Automobile Engineers). She is also Senior Advisor to Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC), which is set up under the directions of Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India. With huge experience and wide expertise, Mrs. Rashmi has also taken up Advisory and Mentorship roles for Corporates, Educational/ Research programs and Government Agencies. She is Independent Director on the board of automotive companies.

      Mrs. Urdhwareshe is Co-author of Book on Total Quality Management. She has independently authored book “Women and Workplaces” She is a recipient of several awards in the areas of women Empowerment, Corporate Leadership, Engineering Excellence, E-mobility, Business Excellence, Economic Development, Quality Excellence and many more. For her lifetime contributions towards development of Automotive Technology, she is honored with Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019, at the hands of Hon’ble President of India on 8th March 2020.

  • Ms. Paridhi Minda - Whole Time Director

    Ms. Paridhi Minda, the elder daughter of Mr. Nirmal Kumar Minda, is a strong believer in building value based businesses. She is a management graduate from Bradford University, London and has a certification from London School of Economics in Marketing. In addition, she completed her Finishing school from Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Switzerland. She joined UNO MINDA Group in 2001. In the initial years, she spent extensive time on shop floor to get insights into best practices in manufacturing. She also worked closely with all 6M functional heads to understand the nuances of running a successful business. In her subsequent assignment, she got associated with the Lamp business of UNO MINDA Group and worked closely in diverse functions over next 7–8 years. She was also instrumental in driving process efficiency and led some de-bottlenecking assignments. She is also director on the board of Minda Investments Limited, Minda Distribution and Services Limited, Minda Storage Batteries Private Limited and Minda Katolec Electronics Services Private Limited.

  • Mr. Rakesh Batra - Independent Director

    Mr. Rakesh Batra, as an industry expert, brings significant management and consulting experience of 40 years in India, U.S. and Australia in the Automotive, Industrial Equipment and Manufacturing industries with deep corporate strategy and business transformation experience. He did his B-Tech in Agricultural Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He did his Masters of Business and Technology University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He did Post Graduate Diploma in Management (SPA) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

    Until recently, he served as Partner and Automotive Sector Leader with EY India. Currently he is also a Strategic Advisor to two start-ups in the Indian EV ecosystem.

  • Mr. Rajiv Batra - Independent Director

    Mr. Rajiv Batra is Chartered Accountant from ICAI and Economics Honors graduate from Shriram College of Commerce Delhi. He is a seasoned professional with over four decades of experience in Finance and Accounting across India and US. He is a passionate business Leader helping businesses them with their plans to scale up, guiding them with strategic business inputs, as well as providing them with timely interventions and support, including cost effective sources of funding.

    Earlier, Rajiv has worked with Xerox for 15 years. He was one of first founding employees of the finance function at Xerox in India rose to Chief Financial officer. He subsequently moved to Xerox Inc. based at Stamford Connecticut USA – as Head for Controls across Developing Markets and in less than 18 months moved as CFO for the Developing markets. He has also worked with Digital Equipment India Limited, a subsidiary of US $12 Billion listed Corporation and Cummins India Ltd as CFO leading their finance function and instrumental in financial turnaround as well as business restructuring. During his tenure, Rajiv got inevitable varied exposures in all facets of Finance, Treasury, Planning and Analysis, Control, Audit and Governance including interacting with the Independent Directors of the listed venture.

  • Mr. Satish Balkrishna Borwankar - Independent Director

    Mr. Satish Balkrishna Borwankar is a B-Tech (Hons.)- Mechanical Engineering, of 1974 batch of IIT Kanpur. He started his carrier with Tata Motors from 1974 as a Graduate Engineer Trainee. He acquired wide experience of working in automobile industry, particularly in manufacturing and quality functions of commercial vehicles & passenger vehicles of Tata Motors.

    Mr. Borwankar worked in various executive positions, for overseeing and implementing product development, manufacturing operations and quality assurance of commercial & passenger vehicle business of Tata Motors. He played significant role in setting up some of the green field projects in Tata Motors. He superannuated as Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer after serving the Organisation for 45 years. He has also served as a Board member for various companies such as Jaguar Land Rover India Private Ltd., Tata Cummins Private Ltd. etc.

The Top Management Team

  • Mr. Nirmal K. Minda
    Chairman &
    Managing Director

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    Mr. Sunil Bohra
    Group Chief Finance Officer
    & Group Chief Strategy Officer

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    Mr. Naveesh Garg
    Group Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Procurement Officer

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    Mr. Ravi Mehra
    Group Deputy Managing Director, CEO Electronic & Control Systems (ECS) Domain & CEO Safety & Comfort Systems (SCS) Domain

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    Mr. Kundan K. Jha
    CEO- Light Metal
    and Powertrain Systems

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    Mr. Rajiv Kapoor
    Group Chief Human
    Resource Officer

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    Mr Amit Jain
    Chief Technology Officer

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    Mr. Rajeev Gandotra
    CEO- Lighting & Acoustics Systems

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    Mr Rakesh Kher

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    Mr Vivek Jindal
    Deputy CEO, Lighting and Acoustics Systems (LAS) Domain

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Team of Advisors

  • Mr Ashok Taneja

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    Mr Navin Paul

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